Episode 124 News Stories
Episode 124 News Agate
After a ton of buzz in the numismatic community, the US Mint has released a statement on American Silver Eagle Bullion Branch Mint Attribution.
and I not only absolutely agree with their response, I LOVE it!
Matt, do you notice how every new administration as they appoint a new cabinet, that this is when the Secretary of the Treasury is appointed and we all know his name basically because his name is on all of our currency?
A New Treasurer has been nominated as well and signatures on the new Series 2017 notes will bear the signatures of Steven M. Mnuchin and Jovita Carranza pending her Senate confirmation. This shouldn’t be political at all, and even with our broken government, it will likely get done.
The United States Mint has announced that it will no longer accept orders by mail.
I remember the last time I actually ordered something by mail, and it was 1997.
Speaking of the Mint, the 2017 Uncirculated Mint Sets are now available.
last year’s sales barely cracked a quarter million, Matt. Do you think that they should shoot this product and put it out of it’s misery?
What do the listeners think?
Speaking of putting something out of it’s misery, our neighbors to the north have decided to end the $20 for $20 silver coin program.
I don’t know if I exactly predicted it when the program started, but it seems that people would quite know what to do with them…
And finally in the news, Heritage Auctions has published a new book dedicated solely to 1802 Half Dimes.
The 1802 Half Dime being an extremely rare coin the author has extensively scoured auction records oing back to 1859 and has only found 167 appearances of any 1802 Half Dime between that time and the end of the century.